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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “UN warns Myanmar military as generals defend power grab” – below is their description.
The United Nations has warned the Myanmar military of “severe consequences” if it responds harshly to the protests that have taken place across the country following the February 1 coup, as the military leaders justified anew on Tuesday the seizure of power from civilian control.
In an account of the meeting, Myanmar’s army said Soe Win, the regime’s second-in-command, had discussed the administration’s plans and information on “the true situation of what’s happening in Myanmar”.
Despite the UN warning, the spokesman of the coup leaders later said the military’s action to take over power was justified because fraud in a November election was not addressed, adding that it would hand back power after a new election.
Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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